Community Service Bursary - Examples of acceptable and unacceptable volunteer activities

Acceptable activities:

  • Coaching/officiating for non-profit sporting leagues/teams
  • Teaching catechism and/or Sunday school
  • Camp counselor/assistant
  • Hospital volunteer
  • Office assistant/labour assistant with non-profit Island-based organizations
  • Before-school breakfast programs
  • Tutoring/mentoring after-school hours only
  • Assisting with community fund-raising activities, i.e. organizing, preparing, serving, and tear down

Unacceptable activities:

  • Direct fund-raising activities; no canvassing or selling of merchandise. Not permitted to handle any money
  • House cleaning/janitorial duties; must be meaningful work that develops career and leadership skills
  • Volunteering during school hours. Peer tutoring and library work must be done after school hours
  • Volunteer hours completed for organizations not approved for the Community Service Bursary program
  • Volunteer hours completed for organizations that are for profit
  • Volunteer hours completed if you are a member, associate, or trainee of the organization, for example, cadet academies and boards
  • Volunteer hours for political organizations or elections

 

Published date: 
May 20, 2016